Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance, Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University

Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance, Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University

Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University

Inaugural session of ICPP, July 2011. From left to right: Jerry Tischleder, Kristy Edmunds, Ralph Lemon, Kyle Abraham, Annie-B Parson, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Doryun Chong, and Philip Bither.
October 24, 2011
Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance, Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University

Professional Certificate Program
Center for the Arts
Wesleyan University

The Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) brings artists, presenters, managers, and other performing arts professionals together to develop a responsive curatorial practice that takes the best from the fields of visual and performing arts.


Now in its second year, the ICPP will offer a 2012–2013 professional certificate program in Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Students will complete courses in artistic and curatorial practice, social and cultural context, and entrepreneurial strategies and create an independent project in consultation with an advisor. Through a close examination of the practical and theoretical concerns of the performing arts, graduates of the ICPP certificate program will:
Deepen their knowledge of diverse curatorial practices
Improve critical thinking and writing skills
Enhance their professional relationships

Current instructors include ICPP Director Samuel A. Miller; Wesleyan professors Katja Kolcio, Cláudia Tatinge Nacimento and Nicole Stanton; and field professionals Philip Bither of the Walker Art Center, Doryun Chong of MoMA, Kristy Edmunds of UCLA Live, Judy Hussie-Taylor of Danspace Project and ethnomusicologist Steven Taylor.


The certificate is a low-residency, nine-month academic program. Students will complete work online in between on-campus intensives at Wesleyan University. Dates for the 2012–13 on-campus intensives are: July 6–22, 2012; November 15–18, 2012; March 8–11, 2013.


Please visit for more information and to apply.


Samuel A. Miller, Founder/Director
Kristy Edmunds, Interim Program Director
Pamela Tatge, Managing Director
Judy Hussie-Taylor, Program Advisor in partnership with Danspace Project


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